Published by Devin Morrissey November 5, Last updated by Allison Wignall November 20, Flickr user Tom Small Take a second and list all of the stereotypes you can think of relating to video games. You probably came up with some like gamers are lazy and anti-social or gamers are bad at school. How can video games be good for you?
Children across the country are walking down hallways filled with a mixture of excitement and nerves.
But do they have gym on their schedule? What about outdoor recess? It actually helps students retain information better.
A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that fitter students are able to retain information better than their exercise deprived peers. The large-scale study examined over 10, 9- and year-old children and found that the most fit performed better on difficult memorization tasks.
The evidence shows active and fit students performed significantly better on standardized test scores in English and math. Interestingly, while aerobic fitness predicted success, weight did not.
That means that even the most overweight children would see an academic benefit from running around at regular intervals. The link between fitness and success Well exercise scientists, teachers, and parents have been wise to this phenomenon for years.
When kids run around and tire themselves out, they can focus better in classes later on in the day. Far from a luxury or sideshow to education, exercise programs are crucial to maximizing academic performance. Kids need to learn math and grammar, sure, but the games of capture the flag in P.
That students are more eager to sit still for an hour of English or science after one of goofing around at recess is unsurprising. After all, Google and other successful companies use wellness programs and other fun incentives to boost morale and increase productivity.Exercise and brain chemistry.
Depression is a mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of apathy and sadness. It’s a complex condition, with several contributing factors.
I do feel exercise does and could make kids smarter. This article is mainly about scientist testing kids and animals to see how they react and their knowledge after exercising for certain amounts of time. Can exercise make kids smarter? This is the second in a three-part series of essays by UC Irvine pediatrician Dr.
Dan Cooper on children and exercise. Nov 15, · Research on exercise and brain health For fitness and brain health, the benefits may come early—perhaps as early as in the womb.
A paper made a . Exercise Good for Mental Health, but Don't Overdo It What Makes Kids Intelligent? From the WebMD Archives. Oct.
15, -- How can we make our children smarter? Studies Say Handwriting Will Make You (and Your Kids) Smarter. Claire Nowak Feb While this can help in recalling facts short-term, it takes the focus away from the main points of the.